The tightly contested 2020 U.S. presidential election has put Americans from all backgrounds on edge. University at Buffalo professors illustrated that Wednesday, as they discussed the racial divide and the impact it’s had locally and nationally. WBFO’s Nick Lippa reports.


There will be no UB football, as well as several other sports, this upcoming fall.


Come this fall, the University of Buffalo will be removing the names of Millard Fillmore, James Putnam and Peter Porter from their campus. UB is calling it a decision that aligns with the university’s commitment to fight systemic racism and create a welcoming environment for all.




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A University at Buffalo research company is working to improve MRIs by using one of the first materials the human race worked with: iron.

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Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and several partners are taking on research into Coronavirus detection and treatment, using a strategy that has been employed in detective and treating cancer.

The University at Buffalo has announced the first positive case of COVID-19 in its community.

As SUNY and CUNY schools prepare for a move to distance learning in response to the coronavirus, local college athletes are having their athletic semesters cut short.

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Coronavirus tests on members of two Western New York families have come back negative.

Local colleges are addressing the spread of coronavirus to countries where their students are studying abroad.

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Two University at Buffalo students are spending their winter break volunteering at a remote school in Nepal—and it’s not just a service trip. For Pemba Sherpa and Hemanta Adhikari, it’s a homecoming 10 years in the making.

A UB scientist is working on easing diabetes treatment.  Of the nearly 30 million Americans who have diabetes many must take injections to manage the disease. The new research is hoping to turn many of those injections into pills.

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Five academics from the University at Buffalo are back in the United States, after they were briefly detained while visiting Russia.

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While much of the geographic area around Tonawanda Coke has been found to be free of systematic contamination, there are still problems. The public received an update Thursday evening in the City of Tonawanda.

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Around 30,000 times a year, a blood vessel in an American's brain ruptures. The result is usually death or serious bodily impairment. A University at Buffalo-based research team is testing a blood test that could screen brains for aneurysms.

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Around 900 University at Buffalo students participated in a forum addressing opioid addiction at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences on Thursday. The forum has hosted nearly 3,000 students, across 12 different health profession disciplines over its four years.

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Local residents who spent more than a dozen years battling Tonawanda Coke are now having to fight the University at Buffalo. As WBFO's Chris Caya reports - residents say the University at Buffalo is keeping the community "in the dark" about how it's spending millions of dollars in fines awarded to UB. 

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The University at Buffalo is officially opening a new facility within its downtown Clinical and Translational Research Center, one where biological samples will be collected, processed, stored and utilized for an array of research projects by UB and its partners.

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The University at Buffalo is lifting its stoppage on Ph.D. student recruitment, saying it will provide additional funding so programs can afford to take on new students.


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College counseling centers across the country are seeing a greater demand for mental health services. In this series, WBFO’s Nick Lippa reports the issues students and some Western New York colleges are addressing on campus. For Emily Tout, a current UB student in grad school completing a dual degree in social work and law, seeing a counselor saved her life.

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University at Buffalo Community Relations Specialist Dylan Steed went house to house Friday, hanging bags on door handles. The bags contain things like information about the city’s noise ordinance laws and a recycling guide. 


“The information is pretty general, but at the same time, I think it’s a good thing,” Steed said.


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The University at Buffalo has lifted its Greek life suspension while also imposing new anti-hazing and oversight regulations on fraternities and sororities.


A University at Buffalo professor is looking to lead a new movement at the World Psychiatric Association Congress in Lisbon this week. Uriel Halbreich, along with over a dozen other international psychiatrists, are calling on mental health professionals to focus on global well-being to improve public health. He spoke with WBFO’s Nick Lippa about the integrated and interdisciplinary approach he thinks is needed to provide healthier communities.

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Exam week at the University at Buffalo did not stop a student organization from protesting their dissolution by the school.

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A jury in Boston has found onetime billionaire and drug company executive John Kapoor and his four co-defendants guilty of a racketeering conspiracy. The verdict came Wednesday after 15 days of deliberation.

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The University at Buffalo student who was hospitalized following a suspected fraternity hazing incident last week has died.

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Along with suspending the official activities of all University at Buffalo fraternities and sororities, a committee is being formed to review Greek life at the university.

A University at Buffalo student was rushed to the hospital early Friday following a potential hazing incident that occurred at a fraternity house.

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The Hunter James Kelly Research Institute at the University at Buffalo has been awarded a five-year, $2 million grant from The National Institutes of Health to continue Krabbe Disease research.

Local initiative underway to fight climate change

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Several local institutions and local governments are teaming up to reduce the effects of climate change. As WBFO's Chris Caya the partners are planning to dramatically cut their use of fossil fuels. 

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Citizen groups who fought Tonawanda Coke say they are being cut out of UB led community projects and fine money. Citizen Science Community Resources along with local officials are asking a judge to require UB to collaborate with the involved municipalities.